Saturday, September 22, 2007

Tom Scholl dies in accident

We were all saddened to hear of the death of Jean M.'s husband, Tom. This brief item was in the record on the 21st--I haven't seen an obituary or information about services.

    "POLO - A member of the Ogle County Board died Thursday evening in Rockford after a farming accident in rural Polo. Thomas E. Scholl, 70, was declared dead at 10:10 p.m. Thursday at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, after being transported there by Lifeline Helicopter from 10948 W. Sterling Road. Ogle County Sheriff's deputies, along with Polo Fire and Ambulance personnel, responded to the scene at 8:49 p.m. Scholl was helping to load large bales of hay from a shed onto a truck when a stack of bales in the shed fell, partially trapping him. An autopsy will be performed today, Winnebago County Coroner Sue Fiduccia said. Scholl served on the Ogle County Board for approximately 5 years."

Sylvia reports that flowers will be sent from the Class of 57. Tom was always a regular at our reunions, and worked with the committee in the set-up on our 50th. I remember him even from our high school days. This is very sad, and I know there will be lots of love and warm thoughts sent Jean's way.

Tom and Jean at our 50th

    POLO - Thomas "Tom" Scholl, 70, of Polo, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford. He was a longtime farmer in the Polo area. Mr. Scholl was born Nov. 7, 1936, in Dixon, the son of Loren "Sparky" and Dorotha (Hurdle) Scholl. He married Jeanne Minervino on Aug. 26, 1962, in Polo. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Polo, Ogle County Board and was a precinct committeeman and road commissioner for Woosung Township. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Jeanna (Gary) Fulrath and Paula (Kevin) Humphrey, both of Polo, and Susan (Mike) Connell of DeWitt, Iowa; two sons, Jeffrey (Robin) Scholl of Polo, and Terry Newcomer of Oregon; a sister, Linda Scholl of Oregon; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. The funeral is at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Polo. Private burial is at a later date. Visitation is from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Arrangements were completed by Polo Family Funeral Home.

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